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Address: 275 Staples Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
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+1 415-337-1874
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07:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine...

Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, Yosemite, the California coast, and other destinations in Northern California. Each tour is customized so you visit the sights you want to see. Go where you want to go!

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Wine tasting in Napa.

Rick was informative and friendly. He made our visit to Sanoma and Napa wine country better than I could have expected. His knowledge of wine history and the entire area was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tricia L

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rick was informative and friendly. He made our visit to Sanoma and Napa wine country better than I could have expected. His knowledge of wine history and the entire area was really impressive. I was glad I took his tour.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of wine country. There are many more wineries to visit, so come back and see us again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rick Spear with Blue Heron tours is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a lovely day in the wine country. He made sure that all of our needs and were met. We really appreciated the intimacy of the small group tour that he offered. Be sure to look up Blue Heron Tours! Happy New Year!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Northern Sonoma wine country. I love taking visitors to the Alexander Valley and Healdsburg. I hope you enjoyed the New Year's Eve fireworks in San Francisco. When you next come this way, please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day cruising down the coast. Visited Monterey and Carmel, we pre booked lunch at Pebble Beach golf course overlooking the 18th which was a highlight. We got a perfect day and Rick was a great host keeping the kids humoured and informed. Got dropped off at the SAP centre in San Jose to catch a game of... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I greatly appreciate your taking the time to post a review. Thanks much. I am glad you enjoyed your trip down the coast to Monterey and Carmel. The California coast is really special and the drive along California Route 1 is one of the world's great drives. The coastline is also spectacular through Big Sur, south of Monterey and Carmel,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to San Francisco and was very impressed with Rick's knowledge of this cities history. Rick picked us up right at our hotel and took us to all the most exciting and scenic places in the city. He had so many great suggestions but also let us pick any places that we were interested in touring.... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you had fun during your stay in my town. I look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a week in San Francisco and spent two days touring Sonoma County and Napa Valley with Rick as our guide. He was awesome. His knowledge of the area is very evident and the wineries he chose for us were great!! We did not want to do "the usual" and he gave us the best tour ever. We highly... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I am sure other TripAdvisor members appreciate seeing your comments. I am glad you enjoyed your tours to northern Sonoma wine country and to the Napa Valley. You got to visit some of my favorite wineries and enjoy some of the prettiest spots in the Bay Area. Come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Lynette and I booked a 1/2 day private tour with Rick to visit Muir Woods outside of San Francisco. It was a terrific experience. Rick met us at our hotel - he was even early - and drove us out to Muir Woods in his clean and comfortable van. Very knowledgeable,about everything in and around SF. It was the 2nd... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad the two of you enjoyed your tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito. I hope you come back and see us again in the not-too-distant future. There's much more to see. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We booked two days of private tours. The first was the Journey to Monterey which included Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach. Rick knew the best spots for seeing wonderful scenery and taking great photos of the amazing California coast. We also got to shop in Monterey and Carmel. The second was the called The Perfect Day. It was the perfect... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review and sharing your insights with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you enjoyed your tours of Monterey & Carmel and San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. I always encourage visitors to explore outside of San Francisco when they have the time. The California coast from Santa Barbara to the Oregon border is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The full day Sonoma tour was a great experience. Rick was an awesome tour guide who made my wife and I feel comfortable and taken care of. There was a ton of historical information as well as city recommendations that we could use. The tour was laid back and completely driven by our tastes and preferences. I would highly recommend... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I am glad your wife and you enjoyed your tour of Sonoma Valley and found some wines you enjoyed. There are many more wine regions and wineries to explore, so I hope you get to return to wine country. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to post a review. Thanks much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Actually had 2 different tours by Rick. One was a photography tour, the second was a city tour. Both were great. He also suggested great places to eat that we would not have found on our own.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your two tours of San Francisco. I hope you got some good photos. Come back and visit again. There's much more to see and do. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous day seeing the sites in Marin County thanks to Rick. Rick is super knowledgeable and without him we never would have gotten to experience so much in one day. Highly recommend contacting Blue Heron to show you the sites!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods, the Marin County coast, and Mount Tamalpais. We were fortunate that the weather cooperated and you got to see the 360 degree view of the North Bay from the summit of Mt. Tam. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I greatly appreciate it. More 

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